Monday, October 31, 2016

Also from today

A light rain

Turtles and Owls all over this pond in the summer

Autumn Meadowhawk
Flies later into the fall than any other species

Looking into the Yakima Canyon

Ride along the Yakima today



Brittle Prickly Pear Cactus
(I only know of one spot in the county where it grows this thick)



Saturday, October 29, 2016

107 miles, ellensburg past duvall

I didn't get to take a lot of pictures because it never stopped raining


The tunnels were the only dry spots, it was 15 hours of solid rain

My waterproof gloves really were soaked after 4 hours
I was never cold during the ride because my base layers kept me warm
And even though the gloves were soaked, my hands were still warm in them.

Stump Lake (Lake Keechelus Lake)
If you ever go over I-90 this is the lake on your right if you're headed east.
The John Wayne Backs up against the other side and it's incredibly scenic.

Glorious ending under a safeway picnic table in Duvall.
It was the longest non-road bike ride I've ever done 
and the longest ride in the rain. 

The next day I celebrated Dave's 30th birthday
and in some ways that was even more grueling.

Feels good to be home, my cat George agrees

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Hells Kitchen to Whiskey Dick Bay








A few shots for now more later really incredible ride
really cool people!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Peoples Pond

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Lion Rock! + First snow

Lion Rock is directly in the center




American Kestrel
Really cool falcon

Still pedaling towards the mountains

This guy has great taste.

Lion Rock is beyond that snow line

Geese


I like how this shot looks like a mirror

A horse

Can't believe this is a real road


Great air quality

Ellensburg in the distance



So many colors



Elderberries, delicious.


Very diverse forest

This area is within the Wenatchee National Forest

Peeking back in the valley

Massive Larch

First snow of the season, and rabbit tracks


Air was so clean up there

Part of the Table Mountain Fire at this point


Lion Rock in the background


Autumn


Weather couldn't make up it's mind

One of my favorite trees in the county



Fungus among us

One continuous beautiful hill


Barn off the Iron Horse Trail on the way home.